Period
to 24 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 6 months to 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 142 99
Rank change year-on-year +34 -43 +19
Contract jobs citing SCCM 113 58 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.96% 1.08% 1.84%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.52% 10.74% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 41 64
North West median daily rate £344 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -31.25% +36.17%
10th Percentile £120 £113 £183
90th Percentile £488 £400 £455
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 25
North West median hourly rate £14.63 £13.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.36% -31.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.28 £9.63 £11.80
90th Percentile £33.53 £19.73 £37.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

SCCM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 728 540 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.61% 10.02% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 362 337
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £304 £185 £263
90th Percentile £600 £562 £554
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 27
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £24.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -17.18% +61.00%
10th Percentile £12.52 £10.76 £12.20
90th Percentile £46.75 £44.45 £41.95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% +8.00%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire 0 39 £343 +5.38% 5
Manchester -1 36 £350 +77.66% 9
Lancashire +7 17 £440 +67.62%
Merseyside +18 14 £180 -29.41% 1
Cumbria -2 5 £330 +50.00%
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 85 (75.22%) Windows
2 74 (65.49%) Active Directory
3 53 (46.90%) Microsoft
4 46 (40.71%) VMware
5 43 (38.05%) Citrix
6 42 (37.17%) Windows Server
7 38 (33.63%) Migration
8 33 (29.20%) Windows 10
9 32 (28.32%) ITIL
10 31 (27.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (24.78%) XenApp
12 25 (22.12%) Windows 7
12 25 (22.12%) SAN
13 24 (21.24%) IIS
13 24 (21.24%) Office 365
14 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (19.47%) SQL Server
15 22 (19.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (18.58%) DNS
17 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
18 19 (16.81%) SCOM
18 19 (16.81%) SC Cleared
18 19 (16.81%) LAN
18 19 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (15.93%) WAN
20 17 (15.04%) SQL
21 16 (14.16%) HP
21 16 (14.16%) Windows Server 2003
21 16 (14.16%) DMZ
21 16 (14.16%) PowerShell

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (21.24%) IIS
2 15 (13.27%) MS Exchange
3 14 (12.39%) Skype for Business
4 7 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.65%) Confluence
7 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.24%) Office 365
2 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.88%) PaaS
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.12%) SAN
2 21 (18.58%) DNS
3 19 (16.81%) LAN
4 18 (15.93%) WAN
5 16 (14.16%) DMZ
6 15 (13.27%) DHCP
7 14 (12.39%) TCP/IP
8 12 (10.62%) IPsec
9 11 (9.73%) NAS
10 10 (8.85%) Ethernet
11 9 (7.96%) VLAN
12 7 (6.19%) Firewall
12 7 (6.19%) Skype
13 6 (5.31%) Internet
14 4 (3.54%) MPLS
15 3 (2.65%) Reverse Proxy
16 2 (1.77%) EIGRP
16 2 (1.77%) Network Security
16 2 (1.77%) VoIP
16 2 (1.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.77%) Power BI
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (6.19%) MSI
2 3 (2.65%) JIRA
3 2 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.88%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (13.27%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Local Government
3 3 (2.65%) Back Office
4 2 (1.77%) Banking
4 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (14.16%) Desktop Support
2 14 (12.39%) Server Engineer
3 13 (11.50%) SCCM Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) IT Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.08%) Architect
7 7 (6.19%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Rollout Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.42%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 5 (4.42%) Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.42%) Technical Support
10 4 (3.54%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.50%) PKI
3 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.85%) Clustering
5 6 (5.31%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.42%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.65%) Replication
8 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.88%) BYOD
9 1 (0.88%) CCTV
9 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.88%) Tandem
9 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.88%) User Experience
9 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (75.22%) Windows
2 42 (37.17%) Windows Server
3 33 (29.20%) Windows 10
4 25 (22.12%) Windows 7
5 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (19.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (14.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (10.62%) Linux
9 8 (7.08%) Unix
10 7 (6.19%) Windows XP
11 6 (5.31%) AIX
11 6 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (5.31%) Solaris
11 6 (5.31%) Windows 2000
11 6 (5.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 6 (5.31%) Windows NT
12 5 (4.42%) SUSE
13 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.63%) Migration
2 32 (28.32%) ITIL
3 19 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (14.16%) Time Management
5 13 (11.50%) Configuration Management
5 13 (11.50%) Software Deployment
6 12 (10.62%) Asset Management
7 11 (9.73%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (9.73%) Service Management
8 10 (8.85%) Problem Management
9 9 (7.96%) Business Continuity
9 9 (7.96%) Deployment Automation
9 9 (7.96%) Facilities Management
9 9 (7.96%) Software Distribution
9 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (7.08%) Project Management
11 7 (6.19%) DevOps
11 7 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (5.31%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.04%) SQL
2 16 (14.16%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.42%) VBScript
4 4 (3.54%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.54%) VB
5 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.88%) Perl
5 1 (0.88%) PHP
5 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.81%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.54%) CCNA
4 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.54%) MCSE
5 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.77%) CCNP
6 2 (1.77%) Degree
6 2 (1.77%) MCP
7 1 (0.88%) CCDP
7 1 (0.88%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.88%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.88%) MCDST
7 1 (0.88%) MCITP
7 1 (0.88%) MCSA
7 1 (0.88%) MCTS
7 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.77%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (65.49%) Active Directory
2 31 (27.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (24.78%) XenApp
4 15 (13.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (12.39%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (11.50%) vSphere
7 12 (10.62%) Hyper-V
8 8 (7.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (5.31%) XenDesktop
10 4 (3.54%) VMware NSX
11 3 (2.65%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.88%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (16.81%) SCOM
2 12 (10.62%) WSUS
3 10 (8.85%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (8.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (6.19%) vCenter Server
5 5 (4.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (3.54%) HP SIM
6 4 (3.54%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (2.65%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.65%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.65%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.65%) SmoothWall
8 2 (1.77%) vMotion
9 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.88%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.88%) Puppet
9 1 (0.88%) RANCID
9 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 53 (46.90%) Microsoft
2 46 (40.71%) VMware
3 43 (38.05%) Citrix
4 16 (14.16%) HP
5 15 (13.27%) Cisco
6 12 (10.62%) NetApp
7 11 (9.73%) EMC
7 11 (9.73%) McAfee
8 10 (8.85%) Symantec
9 7 (6.19%) IBM
10 6 (5.31%) Hitachi
10 6 (5.31%) IronPort
10 6 (5.31%) Ivanti
10 6 (5.31%) Lumension
10 6 (5.31%) MobileIron
10 6 (5.31%) Red Hat
10 6 (5.31%) Sun
11 5 (4.42%) Micro Focus
11 5 (4.42%) Palo Alto
11 5 (4.42%) Veritas